Conditions such as anxiety and depression do not discriminate based on age. They can affect teenagers as well as older adults. The difference, however, is that seniors need to be careful about the kinds of therapies that they use to treat their illness. Not all antidepressants are created alike, and
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When we think about depression, lack of motivation, or difficulty focusing and concentrating, the well-known brain chemical (neurotransmitter) serotonin often comes to mind. While it’s true that serotonin deficiency is a problem for many people with depression and other mental health issues, researchers have known for years that other neurotransmitters
It seems there are nearly as many symptoms of depression as there are people with depression. After all, everyone experiences low moods differently. Experts continue to recognize certain clusters of symptoms of depression that tend to be seen together, and sometimes they label these clusters as a specific form of
If you become ill, usually you can pinpoint a reason. A stiff, swollen joint, for example, might be due to injury or to a chronic disease like arthritis, while an upset stomach might be due to food poisoning. The causes of depression are harder to pin down. And unfortunately, they
Gallstones Linked To a Higher Risk of Heart Disease
Researchers have found an association between a history of gallstones and an increased risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD). When researchers analyzed data from three large, long-running U.S. studies that included 225,000 women and 43,000 men, they found that a history
Acupuncture and magnet therapy show promising results in clinical trials. Although they don’t heal the true underlying causes of depression, they may lift the individual’s spirits enough to enable them to work on the true causes.
Depression manifests differently in everyone. Some people, especially the elderly, may think that feeling depressed is a natural part of aging. But depression isn’t normal at any age. How to fight depression? Whether you’re 18 or 80, you can take many lifestyle strategies to help yourself feel better quickly.
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Shingles Increases Short-Term Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a study of Medicare beneficiaries conducted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The research team identified 42,954 adults over age
Q: I have heard that drinking red wine in moderation may help people stay mentally sharp. Since I don’t drink alcoholic beverages, could I enjoy the same benefit by substituting plain grape juice?
A: A number of studies suggest that grape juice can provide brain benefits similar to, and perhaps longer-lasting
The National Institutes of Health defines depression as a common but serious mood disorder. That may leave you still wondering, “Am I depressed?”
The answer is: You’re dealing with depression if your mood severely affects you how feel, think, sleep, work, and interact with others, and if symptoms are present